Saturday, November 19, 2011
What is Perfect After All
I started to write at another location that if Obama was re-elected the things would not be getting quite as bad quite as quickly, but they would be getting as bad eventually. Perhaps the republicans would eviscerate us, but the democrats would merely slit a vein and hang us up to let us bleed out. I'm not sure about that any more they are both out to bleed us dry. Why wait?
Now with the more or less simultaneous raids on the various OWS encampments. None of which were assisted or coordinated by any federal government agency at all. Add that the medical marijuana busts along with our militaristic foreign policy and what just is the major difference again? Oh yes, forced private insurance, with no provisions for abortions.
And yet still people are defending the bastard in the Oval Office. I've been wondering around a few of the more "main line?" blogs. Balloon Juice and Lawyers, Guns and Money. The pure hatred of most of the commentators at Balloon Juice concerning OWS and when that is not right out there then their not particularly well hidden contempt for the demonstrators is breath taking. Their disdain for the people who are out there doing something is depressing. A great deal of the anger at the OWS crowd seemed to be because of the way they dress. Same sort of stuff that they say about the hippies and anti-war people from the 60s and 70s. God I guess that war will never end. "If people would just dress nice and act like ladies and gentlemen then the powerful will listen to you and you will be able to sit down and reason together." That is the reason the anti-war crowd didn't end the war sooner back in the day and that is why the powerful won't listen to the OWS people today. Well I guess it is a way to deny their actual powerlessness and to avoid blaming their betters.
I can understand how people who have put all their belief into a party and system that have completely let them down now feel the need to cling to those people and that system even more as that system basically kicks them in the teeth (or nuts as the case may be). Clinging to their god and party I guess. Where their god is Obama.